If you knew the odds, you wouldn’t play.
Imagine a great wheel for you to spin. ‘Round and ’round it goes, stopping on one of a hundred different sections. 99 of them contain a painful shock for you – the last contains all your dreams made manifest.
One in a hundred isn’t exactly great odds. If you knew them, it might be reasonable to be afraid of the shocks, avoid the pain.
It’s a good thing you don’t know them, then. It’s a good thing you think the odds are maybe one in ten or better – and the shocks aren’t that bad, anyway.
What you must endure in order to see your dreams become real is too much. Too much to bear… all at once. But you don’t have to do it all at once. Spin the wheel once, take your shock. Grow stronger. Spin again tomorrow.
Forget the odds.